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Echoes in the Attic
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Postby Echoes in the Attic; Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:19 am Re: Spire Synthesizer

I'm using a macbook pro 2.6 Ghz i7 Quadcore with 16gb ram. Last year's model.

The aero pad, playing a five note chord, shows around 25% in Ableton's meter when it's the only thing loaded. I guess that's not completely unreasonable compared to some others. What really surprised me was that many mono patches could show about 15%. Typically mono patches are more efficient than that and there's a bigger discrepancy with poly patches.
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Postby C-note; Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:48 am Re: Spire Synthesizer

Ok, so I tried the latest Spire release again. Again, it has very good sound but still way to high CPU for the sound it produces.

For example, when I compare Spire LD - X-Lead to Sylenth1 LD - Follow in Cubase 7.5 OS10.9
Spire LD - X-Lead Average load - 23% - 30% peak
Sylenth1 LD - Follow - 6% Average load - 8% Peak

and Spire has greater max spike than Sylenth1

No reason to switch to Spire yet...
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Postby VitaminD; Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:59 pm Re: Spire Synthesizer

C-note wrote:Ok, so I tried the latest Spire release again. Again, it has very good sound but still way to high CPU for the sound it produces.

For example, when I compare Spire LD - X-Lead to Sylenth1 LD - Follow in Cubase 7.5 OS10.9
Spire LD - X-Lead Average load - 23% - 30% peak
Sylenth1 LD - Follow - 6% Average load - 8% Peak

and Spire has greater max spike than Sylenth1

No reason to switch to Spire yet...


Why switch? Get both. :tu:
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vastarray
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Postby vastarray; Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:26 pm Re: Spire Synthesizer

Spire CPU use is very low. I run 6 tracks of spire for 15% total CPU usage, in Ableton, on a 3 year old laptop. Complainers just have very bad computers.
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Postby fisherKing; Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:42 pm Re: Spire Synthesizer

vastarray wrote:Spire CPU use is very low. I run 6 tracks of spire for 15% total CPU usage, in Ableton, on a 3 year old laptop. Complainers just have very bad computers.



pc? on a mac, spire is very demanding...i can run several instances, but some pads for example will cause logic to start trippin'... (not a complainer, just a reporter...) :D
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Postby vastarray; Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:57 pm Re: Spire Synthesizer

Fair enough. I'm on PC (low-mid sandy bridge i7). I should admit that I don't use a lot of pads and a lot of my tracks are mono synths. So easy for me to say, maybe.
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Cyforce
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Postby Cyforce; Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:40 am Re: Spire Synthesizer

new Spire soundset is on the way :wink:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHk5J8Q5IeA

Available on friday, 7th march, highly focused on the current EDM trend sounds, hope you like it!
http://www.cfa-sound.com/hp/portfolio/spire-evolution-vol-1/

Cheers :phones:
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Postby fisherKing; Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:18 am Re: Spire Synthesizer

good to see more soundsets for spire. will def add this one to my arsenal (altho making us wait two days is unnecessarily cruel... :D
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Postby Echoes in the Attic; Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:54 pm Re: Spire Synthesizer

vastarray wrote:Spire CPU use is very low. I run 6 tracks of spire for 15% total CPU usage, in Ableton, on a 3 year old laptop. Complainers just have very bad computers.


Not on a mac. I see similar performance as C-note. I've got last years model of macbook pro. i7 quad core 2.6 ghz. I don't think it's a bad computer.
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Postby Cyforce; Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:07 am Re: Spire Synthesizer

fisherKing wrote:good to see more soundsets for spire. will def add this one to my arsenal (altho making us wait two days is unnecessarily cruel... :D


this one day waiting won`t be soooo hard :D
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Postby fisherKing; Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:11 am Re: Spire Synthesizer

Cyforce wrote:
fisherKing wrote:good to see more soundsets for spire. will def add this one to my arsenal (altho making us wait two days is unnecessarily cruel... :D


this one day waiting won`t be soooo hard :D


but dude...TWO days since i posted...

spire really is cranky on a mac; i can use 2 instances, before everything starts glitching, stuttering (altho sometimes that sounds just right....)
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Postby Cyforce; Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:19 am Re: Spire Synthesizer

fisherKing wrote:
Cyforce wrote:
fisherKing wrote:good to see more soundsets for spire. will def add this one to my arsenal (altho making us wait two days is unnecessarily cruel... :D


this one day waiting won`t be soooo hard :D


but dude...TWO days since i posted...

spire really is cranky on a mac; i can use 2 instances, before everything starts glitching, stuttering (altho sometimes that sounds just right....)


2 days aren`t long :D there will be ~90 patches, during the sounddesign time with Spire, i really start to valuate this synthesizer. I my eyes the slowly coming replacement for Sylenth1...

I hadn`t also not big cpu problems with the latest version with my old quadcore cpu, just the instance count on 32bit OS with Cubase 7 was a problem, sometimes 5 instances max, sometimes 2.... always to split a single demo part into 3 Cubase project files :roll:
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Postby vega555; Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:08 am Re: Spire Synthesizer

Spire Synthesizer update to v1.0.11
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+ Add: VU Meter
o Removed: Serial Number GUI
- Fixed: Stepper Crash when LOOP OFF
- Fixed: Filter Mode Issue
- Fixed: Voice Release overlay clicks&pops
- Fixed: Oscillator FM modulation clicks&pops
- Fixed: FX Chorus modulation clicks&pops
- Fixed: FX Rever modulation clicks&pops
- Fixed: Shaper Decimator LOW QUALITY sound problem
- Fixed: OSC 2-4 Automation issue
- Fixed: Stereo channel issue in Sony Acid
- Improve stability in Logic X
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Postby hollo; Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:15 am Re: Spire Synthesizer

Good News! :tu: 8)
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Postby V0RT3X; Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:35 am Re: Spire Synthesizer

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